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ISSUE DATE: 12/2014

Participants of cash assistance and SNAP are protected from having their assistance benefits or wages garnished.

This protection extends for 6 months after eligibility for assistance ends

The data practices law prevents public agencies from releasing information about eligibility, including the date assistance was lost, to private creditors without client authorization. If a client solicits an affirmation of protection after being threatened with an attachment action, give the client a letter upon request.

County agencies may advance the date for action to obtain enforcement on judgments for public assistance overpayments when repayment agreements are not established or a debtor becomes delinquent on a payment plan.

County agencies may initiate attachment actions against clients with overpayments who lost public assistance eligibility at least 6 months previously.


Follow general provisions.

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